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dhmiriam
2009-04-05 12:00:27
Wuthering Heights!
Re the bike trio on the hills who refused to use Vertigo as bait? Well the little horrors or their breed came south to muck up the Blooms and our heads. Observing their work I pondered the toss and why the unbelievable irritation. Kid oneself not, we do succumb eventually, the lucky few, if lucky to live that long is lucky, no longer fit of limb, or lung or the vagaries of self propulsion, to the intake of macerated goo and the uptake of invalidity aids, be it be-speckled, as a spectacle, or in spectacular manner. Remembering one’s lunch and Greenwich Mean Times little nuances, help delay the process, as Black Cra may validate. To arrive succumbed, not knowing fit of limb, or lung, blinkered, helmeted and armoured against the possibilities of being is methinks a disappointment to any hungry worm expecting better. (Too little gristle, bristle and marrow for choice) To get there a decade or two, too early, is criminal. If one thinks the wanton slicing of bog an effrontery consider the waste of young legs, those bright pink bellows billowing in the fumey wake of noisy exhausts, the nimble reflexes courting the hair-breath chances of amputation, decapitation or close encounter of V. The hallowed knows what the ‘youth-too-young-to-know’, the innocent, and the ignorant don’t, that piffing in the wind gets one wet, and feels, not the slightest slight either side of the cathedral walls. Captain, they fool with our heads only because they don’t give a toss. And mountains will outstand us all in perpetuity.
What one could do again with those legs/lungs/reflexes/years.....Will they know, ever, what it is to amble, limber, climb or clamber under their own steam, sweat and glorious accomplishment, at a pace intimately attuned to the beating heart, and grounded as close as one can to our own globe, spinning in its quiet orbit then home again to Zen women? Not if Vertigo gets them first! As for remote, Wicklore, its surely at... there...where one would trade the one for the quick thrill of a noisy quad up/down an obliging land mass, to knowingly incise wounds we later fill as wormfood. Solvitur ambulando, but only, if the sweat squad remember to let us know when they intend to disarm the armed. Continued success M.V. contributors -glorious accounts!
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Summit Comment
Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 9 hours ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
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Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 10 hours ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible. This should be a lot easier s... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT a day ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT a day ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT a day ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

  
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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot a day ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

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Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 2 days ago.
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed http://jrnl.ie/3547797 . It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

  
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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 2 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 2 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 3 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...

  
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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 3 days ago.
This is a modest climb, but with wonderful views. Take the road out of Dingle towards Ventry. After about a mile turn left at a sign marked 'Hanlon's handbags'. There is a parking area with a hut ...


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